Geist Gazette

January 22, 2016

Upcoming Dates

Monday, Jan. 25

Mad Science Mondays

Spanish Lessons

Engineering for Kids

Science Bowl

Tuesday, Jan. 26

Geist Running Club - 3rd Grade

Yearbook Club

Book Club

Science Bowl

GES Talent Show Try-Outs

Dine to Donate - Puccini's at Geist Marina

Wednesday, Jan. 27

Choir Practice

Math Bowl

Science Bowl

GES Talent Show Try-Outs

Thursday, Jan. 28
Spanish Lessons

Math Bowl

Science Bowl

GES Talent Show Try-Outs

Friday, Jan. 29

Geist Running Club 4th Grade

Chess Club

GES Talent Show Try-Outs

Monday, Feb. 1

Mad Scientist Monday

Spanish Lessons

Engineering for Kids

Tuesday, Feb. 2

Geist Running Club 3rd Grade

Yearbook Club

Destination Imagination

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Choir Practice

Math Bowl

Movie Night - Kindergarten & 1st Grade; pickup at 5:30

Thursday, Feb. 4

Math Bowl

Movie Night - Grades 2-3-4; pickup at 5:30

Friday, Feb. 5

Half Day of School for Students; School is dismissed at 12:01


Geist Running Club 4th Grade

Student Council

Specials Rotation

Jan. 25 - Jan. 29 - Week 2 (PLC)

Feb. 1 - Feb 5 - Week 1

Lunch Menu

Jan. 25 - Jan. 29 - Week 2

Feb. 1 - Feb 5 - Week 3

Click the links to see the lunch and breakfast menus. Visit the HSE Food Services page for prices and nutritional information.

Science and Engineering Fair Parent Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for parents to help with Science Fair set up (evening of February 10th) and to volunteer during the Science Fair on February 11th. If you are interested, please contact Cindy Orris at .

Pennies for Patients

On January 25- January 29th GES will be participating in Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients. One of Geist Elementary’ s former student, Luke Andritsch, is Leukemia survivor and GES takes great pride in helping Luke and his family raise money to help fight this deadly cancer.

To help raise both awareness and money to fight this deadly disease, we will ask our student’s to collect change bring it into school throughout the week of from January 25-January 29th. By bringing in spare change all week, our students and families are able to help make a difference in the life of someone facing cancer. Our goal this year is to raise $6,000. To help in reaching this goal we have various competitions and events planned:

Jan 25th Monday- Wear Orange Day in support of LLS

Jan 26th Tuesday- Dress like a teacher day

Jan 27th Wednesday- Crazy hair day

Jan 28thThursday- Formal Thursday, Dress in your best formal attire

Jan 29th Friday- Cap on Cancer- wear a hat to school

In addition we will hold our annual ‘Clean out your console for cancer’ event on Friday where student council representatives will collect change donations from those families in the car rider line. There will be prizes handed out to the 2 classrooms that raise the most money during the entire week. More information will be sent home with your student soon.

Please look for more information going home with your student next week and if you have any questions please contact John Reynolds at

3rd and 4th grade parents

To keep you up to date with our ISTEP and IREAD testing dates here is the testing schedule for ISTEP and IREAD. Please know that the final schedule for testing has not been released but it must fall within the below dates. The dates below are simply the window that is allowed for the tests to be taken. Remember that it is important that all students get a full night’s sleep and eat a good breakfast in the morning. Please make every effort for your student to be at school during these dates:

ISTEP Applied Skills (Grades 3 and 4)

ISTEP Online (Grades 3 and 4)

Feburary 29th- March 11th April 18th- May 6th

IREAD- (3rd Grade Only)

March 14- March 18th

GES Talent Show Reminder

Our GES Talent Show will be on February 23rd at 7:00. Auditions for the show are being held next week: Tuesday-Friday 1/26-1/29 from 3:45-5:00 in the music room.

If your children want to audition to be in our show, please go to

WWW.PTCFAST.COM/REG1 and enter the code NPU151612 to sign up.

Please sign up for only one time slot, even if you have many students in the group. Only one parent will need to sign up for the whole group. Please try to sign up this week if you want to audition.

Friends of the Library

Thank you and congratulations to the January Friends of the Library members. Books have been donated by Robert S., Ryker H., Molly G., Maine H., Elle S., Reagan F., and Gage H.

Artist of the Week

Jan 11: Ella E. in Ms. Kappus’ class

Yearbooks Are Now On Sale

This year, yearbook orders will be sold online only. To order a yearbook, go to Our school code is 04553Y.

The cost for each yearbook is $15. Orders can be placed between now and March 16, 2016.

Questions should be directed to Ms. Green at

Thank you to the PTO!!!!

As we head toward HSE21 and look ahead to using iPads and other 1:1 devices, teachers are meeting in groups to enhance their digital teaching skills. Our amazing PTO has purchased books and other resources that we can share and learn from each other.

Thank you!!!!!